Match Report - Second XI - 27 Jun 09
Hampshire Cricket League - County 2

Shrewton 307 for 7 - Lymo 245 all out

Bowling Costs Lymington

Lymington slumped to their first defeat in five against high flying Shrewton at the Sports Ground. On a blazing hot day, it was a good toss to win, and so it proved as the Shrewton openers set about the home side's  attack. Whiting 94 and Cruse 52 were the beneficiaries of some generous bowling and fielding in the heat. Shrewton regularly peppered the tennis courts as they raced to 307 for 7 at tea. Naylor (4-62) took late wickets, but it was too little too late. 

In reply Lymington kept up with the run rate despite losing early wickets. Griffiths (80) batted aggressively from the start, and whilst he remained at the wicket, the home side started to believe in an unlikely victory. Tom Thorpe (18) and Jim Stevenson (27) stuck with him, but when he fell in the 28th over Lymington still needed 150 more. Naylor (54no) and Thorpe senior (10) then added useful runs as Lymington remained on track. Unfortunately, the loss of regular wickets stiffled progress, with Lymington eventually ending all out for 245 in the 38th over. The home side relected on a batting effort that would often have been enough to win the game. However, the bowling and fielding let them down. They will need to work on this area if they harbour serious hopes of finishing in the top three.





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